With up to 2.2cm of orthotic support, Archies Thong incorporate the same amount of support that you would find from an ‘off the shelf’ orthotic, however with the patented design, they look just like normal thongs. The support found within Archies Footwear may help to support the foot in a more biomechanically appropriate position thereby easing the stresses and strains that would otherwise be transferred to the musculoskeletal system. As such, the thongs have been extremely popular with many of Australia’s Elite Athletes and leading Health and Fitness Experts. Click here to read about what’s actually wrong with the design of typical flat thongs?
At Archies Footwear, we know that it’s impossible to adequately cater for all feet with one arch profile, as a result, Archies Arch Support Thong come in a Standard Arch Support model and a High Arch Support model. Having the two arch profiles allows us better cater for your arch type and support needs.
The thongs are made out of an unbelievably comfortable, high quality foam material and really have a "wow" factor for anyone that tries them on. Once you get used to them, you will never want to take them off your feet and most people say that they simply cannot wear ‘normal thongs’ after wearing Archies Thong!
Podiatrist in particular are finding that Archies Thong are perfect for their patients when they are not wearing their orthotics, giving their patients a break from their shoes and some much-needed fresh air while still giving them substantial support. Podiatrist are also finding that Archies Thong are very useful for people suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, the soft arch support helps provide a more optimal environment for healing to occur when compared to walking bare-feet on hard surfaces or typical flat thongs. As such, many people both with and without foot conditions, especially those with hard floor-board and tiles simply wear the thongs in and around the house when they are not wearing their shoes.
One of the features of the thongs that Health Professionals like the most about Archies Thong is the tighter strap and the extremely light weight design which allows more optimal foot function and enables the user to walk with a more natural gait pattern than what they would experience when wearing other thongs. The tighter strap, super soft foam and the arch support found within Archies Thong often enables the user to walk for long distances in the thongs without pain, making them the perfect thong for travelling where large amounts of walking will be done. Due to a combination of these design features, we receive an enormous amount of feedback from customers who have previously never been able to wear thongs or who used to get pain from wearing thongs but are able to wear Archies Thong often over impressive distances without any issues.
Anyway, give Archies Thong a go, I’m sure you will absolutely love them! 😊
Archies Arch Support Thongs are a unisex thong, however the sizing of Archies Footwear follows US Men's sizing.
For women, your Archies Thong size will always be one size less than your normal ladies size. For example, if you are normally a size 8 US Womens, then the corresponding size in Archies Thongs would be a size 7 US.
The table below is only a size guide and if you are a NEW CUSTOMER, we strongly recommend that you provide us with a measurement of your foot length as this is the most accurate way to get your size correct. Why is it important to measure my foot length if I am new customer? What is the best way to measure my foot length?
Even if you are an EXISTING CUSTOMER and you already know your Archies Thong size, we still strongly recommend that you and provide this with your order. Why do I need to measure my thong if I have already know my Archies Thongs size? What is the best way to measure my current thong length?
Archies Footwear Size Conversion Chart
Providing us with an accurate measurement of your foot length or the length of your existing thong with your order is an extremely accurate way to get you the perfect size pair of thongs and is far more accurate than just going off your normal shoe size as we can custom fit the thong to the length of your foot. As such, when we have your foot / existing thong measurements, we more or less disregard the size number you select e.g Size 8 and instead we use the measurements you provide to us to find you the perfect fitting thong e.g 26.3 cm.
The size number is more there to help provide us with additional information, keep control of our inventory and for those who are too busy (or lazy, haha) to measure. However, where both measurements and normal size are provided, the measurements will always take precedence over the Archies Size number when it comes to selecting your thong. So please take the time to measure accurately exactly as per our measuring instructions, as it will help us to get the best fitting thong possible for your foot.
It is important to understand that peoples feet do not fit perfectly to a size chart, therefore, using your foot / existing thong measurements is simply a much more precise way to get a fit that is specifically suited to your foot, rather than just using a size chart that does not account for quarter and half sizes etc.